Republican Mayra Flores and Democrat Dan Sanchez
Update: Republican Mayra Flores wins big!!
Republicans spent big to sweep a special election in Texas’ 34th Congressional District.
Joe Biden won this district in 2020 by less than 5 points.
A GOP win could mean a massive red wave is on the horizon.
The seat “ranges from east of San Antonio down to Brownsville, largely along the Gulf Coast before reaching the US-Mexico border,” CNN reported.
Democrat Rep. Filemon Vela resigned earlier this spring and the Republicans are fighting to take the seat, although it will be gone this fall due to redistricting.
According to AP as of 9:49 pm Central with 74.6% reporting: Republican Mayra Flores: 14,780 votes (51.0%)
Democrat Dan Sanchez: 12,560 votes (43.3%)
Since Flores won 51% of the vote there will not be a runoff.
DEVELOPING…please check back for updates.